Overview

Upto 3 days per month

Unremunerated

London

Prisoners’ Education Trust is the leading organisation funding and supporting distance learning in prisons. We play a vital role in promoting the importance of prisoner learning to policy makers and the public and were a key contributor to the recent government review of prison education, which is changing the landscape of education provision in prisons.

We know that education has the power to enrich, change and develop people. Offering prisoners access to education improves their self-esteem and enables them to choose a more constructive way of life, making it less likely that they will re-offend. We have heard from prisoner learners themselves that the impact of education can be truly life-changing.  We are committed to ensuring that the prisoner voice is heard to argue for better access to learning, skills and vocational training in prison and we recently welcomed our first service user trustee onto our board.

It is a time of both challenge and great opportunity for PET.  From next year prison governors will have more autonomy over education provision.  We need to respond to a growing demand for our services, potential changes to our funding and the implications of the digital agenda, all of which will impact on how we operate and reach out to our service users.

We are looking for a new Chair to lead our Board from the Autumn.  This is a substantial non-executive role which will require proven leadership skills at a senior level, a good knowledge of governance and an understanding of the criminal justice system.  You will be skilled at working with a wide range of stakeholders to engage and influence people.  As Chair, you will steer our committed and engaged Board through this period of change in the sector.

We are offering an unrivalled chance to help shape the future of prison education.

To find out more about the role click on the link below.

Closing date: Friday 20th July 2018

About Prisoners’ Education Trust

Prisoners’ Education Trust is the leading organisation funding and supporting distance learning in prisons. We play a vital role in promoting the importance of prisoner learning to policy makers and the public and were a key contributor to the recent government review of prison education, which is changing the landscape of education provision in prisons.